According to police reports, around 1.20 am, on Wednesday Nigel Cornwall, 34, a mason was asleep at his Lowkie Trace home with his common-law-wife, Miranda Mohammed, 26 and younger son Junior Cornwall, 5 , when he was awaken by someone knocking on his back door.
As he opened the door, he was shot several times in his chest and abdomen.
When Mohammed awoke and went to the back door, she found him lying faced down in the yard.
Penal Police responded and searched the area for the suspect but no one was found.
A relative said that his murder was a shock to the community as Cornwall was well known and liked by everyone.
She said although her family lives in the same neighborhood, they did not know he was harboring a friend at his home.
She said relatives are yet to get the full story as Mohammed had been assisting police with inquiries all day.
Cornwall was a father of two boys, ages 8 and 5.